Definition of "subspecies" [sub•spe•cies]

  • (noun) A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of an interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms.

Use "subspecies" in a sentence

  • "Anyway, the point is that if you're not a certain subspecies of nerd, you probably are going to find the Silmarillion boring."
  • "So the biggest of all reindeer subspecies is non-migratory, and so is the smallest, the platyrhynchus subspecies of Spitzbergen."
  • "'These mongooses may represent a separate subspecies from the one that exists in Kenya,' said Dr. De Luca of WCS 'Tanzania Program."

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